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12.05.2019 Feature Article

"A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed" - Oh Kumawuman Citizens


I have today, Sunday, 12 May 2019, chosen to write about the topic, "A friend in need is a friend indeed". It is the will of God as felt within my soul to communicate a message to Kumawuman people of every creed, about true friendship and when to let your help be felt or seen.

We often hear of people say the adage, "A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed" What does it actually mean or how can it be explained in plain words to the understanding of many an ordinary Ghanaian? It simply means,'someone who helps you when you are in need is a true friend'

Is someone who pays you a lip service a true friend in the context of the proverb? No! Does someone who tells you go home in peace, God will provide, when denying you the actually needed physical assistance, financial help, intercessory prayers, advice, etc. from them, a true friend? No!

To the Christians, I shall be bombarding you with bible quotations to make myself understood by you. In Mark 7:6, "Jesus answered them, "Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: 'These people honour Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me". How can you claim to love someone and assert openly or publicly to be of help to him/her whether rain or shine, but turn your back to them in their critical time of need? Are you a true friend that one can trust? Are you not rather an enemy in disguise?

Again, in Matthew 25:35-40, it says, 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

This goes to emphasise that going to the aid of someone when they are in need is welcome by God. There are several ways to assist someone in great need but to refuse a hungry man food when you have food in abundance, by telling him to go in peace for providence will take care of him is neither appreciable in the sight of God nor man.

It is not that Rockson Adofo, the proud son of the Kumawu/Asiampa soil, has nothing to do hence always spending his precious time and money on the Kumawu chieftaincy dispute or Ghana politics free of charge. No, he sees that as part of his calling and how he can practically be of service to his people and nation. I spend my little money and precious time educating, assisting and sharing views on how best to help my people without simply looking the other way and say to them, as God will provide whereas I may be able to help.

Kumawuman subjects the world over, how can you be of help to your ancestral place of birth that has for the past several years been crying for liberation from corrupt traditional rulership, essential infrastructural and ecological annihilation? Will your help be only the paying of lip service but not helping in any meaningful way, or you can’t just be bothered?

I want to be remembered by God and posterity to have stood up tall to defend Kumawuman from usurpation by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Kumawuhemaa Nana Abenaa Serwaah Amponsah and their colluding Asanteman Council through physical intervention (spending sleepless nights publishing my canvassing gospel views, spending my little money when needed). I am sure my name will go down in history as, God’s will shall prevail in the ongoing Kumawu chieftaincy dispute to prevent Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his Asanteman Council from setting a bad historical precedent that Kumawuhene is appointed by Asantehene; something anathema to Kumawu history and Asante custom.

How do you want to be remembered, oh fellow Kumawuman compatriot? Some of you know the truth about Kumawuman history that Asantehene has no power to nominate, select or elect any royal candidate to become Kumawuhene let alone, impose a person of his choice on Kumawuman. However, you may not care about what becomes of your Kumawuman rich warrior history just because you cannot be bothered to pay a pesewa towards fighting to let the truth and justice prevail rather than lies and injustice triumphing.

Yes, some people did help but for some reasons, they have recoiled. I very well do understand them. However, what about you who have never helped in any way? I know the fight is nearly won for God has already won it for those aspiring to see justice prevail in the spiritual realm.

I call for unity among the Ananangya royals for In unity we stand but in division we fall. Bear these in mind, all ye Kumawuman subjects worldwide. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going". "Winners never quit and quitters never win" and "Determination backed by action is the key to success"

Let us collectively contribute financially, prayerfully, and in every aspect needing assistance, to help defeat those criminals bent on rewriting Kumawuman history to satisfy their insatiable greed and bullying.

Mark 4:23 – "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear"

Rockson Adofo

(12 May 2019)

Rockson Adofo
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